Message from the Mayor:
Lieutenant Brian Murphy of the Oak Creek Police Department made his first public appearance this past weekend at a fund-raising event at Classic Lanes on Howell Avenue in Oak Creek. After an amazing recovery from multiple injuries suffered in the Sikh Temple shooting on August 5th, it is great to see Lt. Murphy getting around our city again. Thanks to Classic Lanes for hosting the car show/fundraising event on Sunday. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Sikh Temple families and Lt. Brian Murphy.
Representatives from Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, St. Francis, and Milwaukee County will be holding a South Shore Forum for Economic Development at the Oak Creek Police Department courtroom on Thursday, September 27th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Learn about our efforts for economic growth in the South Shore communities, and be a part of the planning process as we promote our significant development opportunities. Despite a continued sluggish economy, we continue to see new businesses coming into our city. This event is sponsored by County Supervisor Patricia Jursik, who represents St. Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukee, and 2 wards in Oak Creek, and is hosted by the City of Oak Creek. Join us for an evening of positive community involvement and cooperation.
I will be doing a “String” cutting Saturday at noon at one of our newest local businesses, Sweet Music in the Market Place Village. Owners Dana and Michele Clark offer piano lessons, stringed-instrument repair and sales. The Market Place is one of our oldest retail centers in the city, and continues to offer interesting and unique shopping options.
Chief Edwards and I were interviewed on the local CBS affiliate (WDJT) program “Eye to Eye” on Sunday morning. Host Mike Strehlow discussed the community response to the Sikh Temple shooting, and the heroic actions of our police and fire first responders. The Oak Creek Community Center will be hosting “A Community United”, a benefit to support the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and Oak Creek police officer Lt. Brian Murphy on Saturday, September 29th from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for kids 10 and under with many local businesses providing food and other donations. All residents are encouraged to stop by and help our community come together.
Congratulations to the Oak Creek Knights football team…4-0 this year on their new turf at Knights Community Stadium. Keep it going!